Video: Country House Jockey Flavien Prat Reacts to Overturned Kentucky Derby Win

Paul KasabianSenior ContributorMay 5, 2019

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY - MAY 04: Jockey Flavien Prat celebrates with the connections of Country House #20 after winning the 145th running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 04, 2019 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Country House won the Kentucky Derby despite 65-1 odds after unofficial race winner Maximum Security was disqualified for interference.

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HISTORIC. Country House wins the Kentucky Derby at 65-1 odds after Maximum Security was disqualified. Presented by @Longines. https://t.co/KQsOOe5YIp https://t.co/BNyNRBuR11

An agonizing wait ensued, but it was worth it for jockey Flavien Prat and the Country House team, who celebrated upon seeing Maximum Security disqualified:

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For the first time in the history of the #KYDerby, the horse that crossed the line first has been disqualified. Here is the reaction after Country House was crowned the @KentuckyDerby winner. https://t.co/jmGO8Vm2iC

Mike Tirico explained the disqualification reasoning on the NBC Sports broadcast:

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An explanation of Maximum Security's #KyDerby disqualification. https://t.co/vf8AN4qvD2

Country House became the longest Kentucky Derby shot to win since 91-1 Donerail in 1913.